Baldwin-Motion 540 Camaro SuperCoupe,
The Great American Supercar
soul-stirring two-seat SuperCoupe's hand-crafted steel body,
penned by Kris Horton working with Joel Rosen and executed
by Time Machines, Inc., Hudson, Florida, is functionally styled for maximum
appeal and performance. Engine layout is front/mid and its aluminum
big-block is set back 13 inches.
tubbed and lowered, it incorporates a proprietary 2x3-inch
tubular steel backbone/spine chassis running through the console and
welded to the body. The result is an incredibly rigid platform,
engineered for maximum performance.
details include tastefully flared fender wells, widened rear
fenders with functional brake cooling scoops and an extended hood with
an L-88-inspired scoop. Finished in MOTION Red, the body is highlighted
by traditional Baldwin-Motion badging and striping.
prototype SuperCoupe is powered by an
all-aluminum 700-hp Merlin/Motion big-block built by Bill Mitchell.
The blueprinted and dyno-tuned 540-cubic-inch powerplant has a
World Products aluminum block with 4.50-inch bore, 4.25-inch stroke
and 4.840-inch bore spacing. Eagle 6.535-inch H-beam rods, forged
crank and 10-to-1 forged pistons are utilized. The roller-cammed engine
is topped off with a Cross-Ram fuel injection system custom-built by
Jim Kinsler for the SuperCoupe. Polished alloy MOTION-badged
valve covers are rare original NOS parts.
details include a specially-prepared Tremec TKO five-speed
and a fully-independent rear with a Dana 44 Posi and hardened steel
high-torque axles. Suspension is four-wheel independent with polished
unequal length control arms and toe-in control links and fully adjustable
coil-over shocks and sway bars. Steering is rack and pinion.
power is supplied by MOTION signature Baer Claw Extreme-Plus
brakes with forged six-piston Sport calipers and 14-inch cross-drilled
front and rear. The SuperCoupe rides on Motion-inspired Bonspeed wheels.
SuperCoupe's interior is completely hand-crafted and features a pair of
unique Baldwin-Motion-logo, leather-upholstered six-way power seats,
signature gauges, Hot Rod Air and hand formed dash and center and overhead
consoles. Plus the latest sound and electronic entertainment systems from
Machines, Inc. coachbuilt the prototype Camaro SuperCoupe
in its facility in Hudson, FL.
Larry Jaworske and Joel Ehrenpreis,
Motion, LLC., Bradenton, FL
1969 Baldwin-Motion Camaro SS SuperCoupe
Frame: 2" x 3" tubular steel backbone/spine
chassis running through the console and welded to the body
Rear End: Fully independent with a Dana 44 Posi; custom-fabricated,
hardened steel, high-torque axles; proprietary ring and pinion; limited-slip
Suspension: Four-wheel independent with polished, unequal-length
control arms and toe-in control links; fully adjustable TNT Motorsports
billet coil-over shocks and sway bars; custom-built Time Machines front
and rear stabilizer bars; Ididit rack-and-pinion steering
Brakes: Motion Signature Baer Claw Extreme-Plus brakes
with forged, 6-piston Sport calipers and 14" cross-drilled rotors
Wheels and Tires: Custom-designed Bonspeed Intense
wheels with Baldwin-Motion Spinners: 18 x 10 fronts wrapped in Michelin
Pilot Sport 265 x 35 x 18 tires and 20 x 12 rears with a set of Michelin
Pilot Sport 265 x 25 x 20 tires
Frame Work: Phil Somers/Time Machines, Inc.
Type: Motion/Merlin 540 cubic inch big block, set back
13"; 700+ hp; dyno-tuned
Block: Merlin/Motion all-aluminum, bored and honed
to 4.50", decked surfaces to equalize lifter bores, painted Dupont
Reciprocating Assembly: Eagle Specialties 4340 non-twist
steel crank; Eagle Specialties 6.535" H-beam connecting rods with
L19 bolts; Mahle 10:1 lightweight, forged, coated pistons with full
floating pins; Total Seal piston rings; Clevite H-Series bearings; balanced
Camshaft: Comp Cams custom “Motion Ground”
solid street roller
Cylinder Heads: Merlin/Motion aluminum 119cc heads
with 350cc intake ports, reworked combustion chambers, fully ported
Valvetrain: Comp Cams solid roller lifters, Comp Cams
Hi-Tech .080" wall 4140 seamless 1-piece chromemoly pushrods, Comp
Cams Hi-Tech stainless steel rockers, Manley stainless steel 2.30"/1.80"
valves, Comp Cams dual valve springs, Comp Cams 10° chromemoly keepers
Fuel Injection: Custom-built Kinsler Cross-Ram polished
sequential-fired fuel injection with extruded aluminum high-flow fuel
rails, inline Weldon fuel pump, 44 lb. injectors
Ignition: Accel Gen VII+ ECU with sequential distributor,
Tilton Super Starter, Billet Specialties polished 1-wire alternator,
Painless Performance wiring harness
Cooling: Be Cool polished radiator and fans, Edelbrock
aluminum serpentine water pump
Exhaust: Hedman headers, Stainless Specialties 3"
polished 304 stainless exhaust, custom Stainless Specialties mufflers
Transmission: Modified Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission,
McLeod dual-disc clutch, McLeod 168-tooth aluminum flywheel, McLeod
hydraulic pressure plate, McLeod bellhousing
Other Items: Motion cast aluminum finned valve covers,
Motion custom oval breathers, Billet Specialties True Trac polished
aluminum pulley system, Bill Mitchell Hardcore true roller timing chain,
Russell stainless steel braided lines, ARP polished fasteners, Rick’s
Hot Rod Shop 24-gallon S/S Series polished aluminum gas tank, Outerwear
Engine Machining Work By: Bill Mitchell/World Products,
Motion, Steve Keech/Keech’s Performance
Cylinder Head Modifications By: Motion and Keech’s
Modifications: All-steel body, fully tubbed with flared
fenderwells; functional brake cooling scoops; extended eyebrows; extended
hood with L-88–style scoop
Paint Color: Custom-mixed PPG “Motion Red,”
highlighted by traditional Baldwin-Motion striping
Fabrication By: Phil Somers/Time Machines, Inc.
Paint By: “James”/Time Machines, Inc.
Upholstery: Hoyt’s Auto Upholstery Cha Cha Red
leather front seats with Baldwin-Motion logo, Cha Cha Red carpet
Front Seats: 6-way power seats
Dash: Hand-built by Time Machines, Inc.
Gauges: Custom Motion/Classic Instruments gauges
Other Items: Sony Xplod custom sound system with a
2-channel amp, in-dash video unit, color cameras, underhood monitors,
and 10" subs; hand-built center and overhead consoles; Hot Rod
Air air conditioning
Interior By: Time Machines, Inc.